As more and more anglers wielded Creme’s Wiggle Worm, Bill Norton of Marion, Indiana, created the Sportman’s Worm, and Bill Stembridge of East Point, Georgia, made the Fliptail Worm. In the mid-1950s, Creme changed the name of his Wiggle Worm to the now renowned Scoundrel Worm.
We don’t have an exact date of when an angler affixed one of Creme’s, Norton’s or Stembridge’s worms to a jig. But we do know that Ted Green and Gayle Marcus of Mar Lynn Lure Company of Blue Springs, Missouri, purchased Dave Hawks’ Thinga-ma-Jig in 1955. It was a horse-hoof-shaped jig that Hawks’ dressed with a pork-rind eel to catch largemouth bass at Bull Shoals Lake. In 1956, Green and Marcus added one of Norton’s plastic worms to Hawks’ jig, and they named this combo the Skworm-N-Jig. In 1960, Harold Ensley of Overland Park, Kansas, Ensley used use the Skworm-N-Jig to win the World Series of Sports Fishing.